“Camp: Notes on Fashion,” The Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, opens on May 9.
Through approximatively 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
Among these exceptional pieces is the “Pink flamingos” cape in intarsiaed double cashmere from Schiaparelli Haute CoutureFall/Winter 2018-19 designed by Bertrand Guyon and headpiece in collaboration with Stephen Jones.
The exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from May 9 to September 8, 2019.
Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019